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Families InFocus Essex awarded Big Lottery grant

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Tuesday 11 April 2017

Families InFocus (Essex) has recently been awarded three year funding of £331,185, from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund, for the continuation of their Family Support Project across Essex, which aims to provide specialist, independent and person-led support to any Essex parent, carer or family that has a child or young person with any special educational need or disability.

The organisation has received on-going support from the Funding & Investment Team since 2015, as part of their successful Essex County Council, Independence, Choice & Control Fund Bid.

Rachel Ellis, CEO of Families InFocus (Essex) said:

“In these particularly challenging and difficult funding times, the Funding & Investment Team have provided excellent support with a number of successful funding bids, providing valuable advice and acting as a critical friend to evaluate and critique bids and also keeping us updated with funding opportunities. Without doubt, the team have been hugely instrumental in helping us achieve our Big Lottery success.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the team for their exceptional advice, support and much needed reassurance through the various stages and throughout the long and sometimes difficult process.  As we also celebrate our 20th anniversary, it is a huge relief to know that we have a continued secure financial footing to go forward, so that we can carry on making the difference that matters for even more families with children and young people with any special educational need or disability”.

If you are interested in finding out more about the services Families InFocus provide for parents and children in Essex, or would like to learn more about how you can support the charity, please visit their website.

To learn more about how the Funding & Investment Team can help your organisation to access funding, please contact the team for details.


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